of Our Lady

of Częstochowa

Merrillville, IN



The Society of the Divine Savior

For many years Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in the US have been working within American and Polish Provinces.

Polish Salvatorians serve in four religious congregations:

Merrillville Congregation (serving Polonia in Indiana and Illinois), Verona Congregation (serving Polonia in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut) and Texas and Florida Congregation.

Fr. Francis Jordan (1918-2018)

Founder of the Salvatorian Family:

Salvatorian Brothers, Sisters and Secular Salvatorians.

 “Everything for the greater glory of our Lord and for the salvation of souls”.

(Fr. Francis Jordan)

Biography of Father Francis Jordan >

Fundraising for the placement of

new asphalt in the Sanctuary

(parking lots and access roads)

For some years now, we have been planning to put a new surface layer of asphalt in the parking spaces and driveways on the premises of the shrine. The existing asphalt concrete pavements need to be replaced, since they are seriously cracked, falling apart, and potholed. We believe repairing them will serve the entire community of pilgrims visiting the shrine. However, the cost of this venture exceeded our financial possibilities and this investment was postponed from year to year. This year, we found a contractor who can do this work at a very favorable price for us ($ 180,000). Unlike other parishes, Our Lady of Częstochowa Shrine, which is run by a religious order, cannot hope for federal, state or diocesan support.


Therefore, as always, we turn to you with a heartfelt appeal for your generous support, which we promise to reciprocate with our daily Salvatorian prayer for all of you to Our Lady of Częstochowa. We shall also be offering a Holy Mass for all our Benefactors.



There are several ways to make a donation:

  • submit it via the website (make a donation),

  • by filling in the form and sending a check to the Salvatorian Fathers - download the form

  • personally visiting the Sanctuary


June 13th, 2021

You are invited to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Merrilville, Indiana for the Fourth Pilgrimage of Polish Truckers.

12:00 pm: Holy Mass for truck drivers, after the Mass blessing of the trucks and a picnic.


"Saint John Paul II,

The Pope who first..."

You are invited

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